Botox (Botulinum toxin type A)
BOTOX ® is the brand name for a Prescription Only medicine made by Allergan, an International Pharmaceutical Company and World Leader in Cosmetic Science.
Derived from a bacteria in much the same way Penicillin is derived from mould, the BOTOX ® protein has been extensively used in over 50 years to safely treat conditions in adults and children.
It has 21 different licensed medical uses across the world including treatments of squints, muscle spasms, cerebral palsy, excess sweating (hyperhidrosis), bladder instability and chronic migraine.
It has been used for over 20 years by Doctors for its benefits in Cosmetic Medicine and has a license for Cosmetic Use in over 75 countries including the UK.
BOTOX ® acts as a muscle relaxant by temporarily preventing the nerve signals from reaching the muscle.
Normally, when we express our faces, muscles pull and draw the skin into characteristic lines, wrinkles and folds such as frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. These can leave you looking tired, angry and older than your years.
BOTOX ® injections relax these muscles causing a softening and sometimes even eradication in these strong dynamic lines leaving a softer, refreshed look. Common areas for treatment include
What does the treatment involve and are the results natural?
All our doctors are regarded as masters of BOTOX ® injections. They prides themsleves on creating an artistic, natural effect.
Our doctors use their skillset to ensure the best result, small amounts of BOTOX ® are injected with a very fine micro-needle precisely into the overactive facial muscles, leaving surrounding muscles untouched. Their technique is virtually painless and does not require any anaesthesia.
This gives a very natural effect and doesn’t leave the face expressionless.
Results become evident within a few days but may take up to 2 weeks for the full effect. Results last on average for 3-4 months, after which you will require a further treatment to maintain the look. Over time it is not uncommon for results to last longer with regular treatments.
How safe are Botox treatments?
BOTOX ® injections are an extremely safe treatment when conducted in the right hands. A full medical assessment and consent will be taken prior to any treatment.
There are other versions of the medicine available from other manufacturers and clinics, (Dysport, Azzalure) these brands work just as well as BOTOX ®
Please Remember BOTOX ® Azzalure and Dysport are premium products. Cheap deals and online sales are likely to use fake or diluted product and could cause serious potential harm.
Injected in the right hands BOTOX® is a very safe procedure.
What are the side effects?
Most of any side effects are caused by the entry of the very fine needle into the skin; these tend to be minor and very shortlived if they occur
More serious side effects such as droopy eyelids and brows can occur but rarely do so in experienced medical hands. No such side effect is deemed permanent as BOTOX® produces temporary effects.
You must inform the medical professional of your full medical hjistory including any medications you are taking , allergies and reactions you may have had.
What is the aftercare?
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Source: Allergan,Dr Dan Dhunna ,dlmaaesthetics